Talk on Iraq in Crisis: The 2003 Iraq War and the Roots of the ‘Islamic State’

Boğaziçi University

Department of Political Science and International Relations

presents a talk





Benjamin Isakhan, Ph.D.

Deakin University



Iraq in Crisis:

The 2003 Iraq War and the Roots of the ‘Islamic State’



Friday, October the 10th., 2014

Demir Demirgil Hall, South Campus

Boğaziçi University

13:00 – 15:00



Dr. Benjamin Isakhan is Australian Research Council Discovery (DECRA) Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Citizenship and Globalization, and Convenor of the Middle East Studies Forum at Deakin University, Australia. Dr Isakhan is also Adjunct Senior Research Associate with the Department of Politics at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Dr Isakhan is the author of Democracy in Iraq: History, Politics and Discourse (Ashgate, 2012) and the editor of 6 books, most recently The Legacy of Iraq (Edinburgh University Press, 2015). His research interests concern issues such as: Democracy in Iraq, the history of democracy, the cultural heritage of the Middle East and Middle Eastern politics and history. Isakhan’s current research includes the ARC-funded project ‘Measuring the Destruction of Heritage and Spikes of Violence in Iraq’ (DE120100315) which involves several field trips to Iraq.